When you are having trouble with the water or sewer system in your home, you may need to hire a professional plumber to help you. Depending on how bad the problem is, you might be able to deal with it, but here are four common problems that you need a plumber to help you with.
Probably one of the most common issues people have with their plumbing is clogged drains in the sink or shower. In most cases, a clogged drain can be cleared pretty easily, but if it is really bad, the plumber may need to resort to extreme measures. The most common thing blocking a bathroom drain is hair. If you have long hair, it is going to fall out and get into the drain when you wash it. Pouring drain cleaner down the drain seldom works for really deep clogs. The plumber will most likely need to run a steel snag down the drain to break up the clog.
Another common issue that people often call a plumber for is a dripping faucet. If you know how to change the seat in the faucet valves, it is a simple fix, but if you don't, calling a plumber and getting it fixed will save you several hundred gallons of water every year. A lot of times people don't realize how wasteful that one drop is. The cost of the plumber will actually save you money throughout the year once that water is no longer running.
Hot Water Heater Problems
If the hot water heater in your home starts leaking or is not producing hot water for your home, a plumber can come to inspect it and find the problem for you. If the problem is electrical, you will need an electrician to help solve the problem. The electrician will check the connections and wiring feeding the water heater to troubleshoot your issue. In some cases, it is as simple as a bad breaker or a fuse that has blown, but it could also be the temperature controller or the heating elements, and those are a little harder to find.
Drain traps that are leaking or pipes carrying water into your home leaking can cause big problems. Water that is dripping can damage as well as promote mold, mildew, or other fungi to grow in your home. The water can also cause the wood to rot prematurely and cause structural damage to the material. Getting a plumber to come and check the areas that you have concerns about is the best way to find the leak. If it is inside a wall, the floor, or the ceiling, it can go undetected until it has already damaged the wood and other material in the home.